Memorial Day Weekend Style to Welcome Summer

Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. So, it’s the perfect time to flex your favorite summer styles. Today’s look combines the best warm-season trends to create perfect Memorial Day Weekend Style.

Memorial Day Weekend Style

Memorial Day Weekend Style

Off-the-shoulder top | Tie-waist shorts | Straw fedora

Colorblock bag | Colorblock sandals

Don’t want to rock red, white, and blue? Check out this alternative look for Memorial Day Weekend.

How to Never Miss a Coupon Again

I consider myself a fairly savvy clothing and accessories shopper. I know what I want and I know how much I want to pay for it. If you are here, I know you are too. Am I right? I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get the best deals, from stalking my favorite sites for sales to signing up for store offers. Over the years, though, these efforts have become overwhelming and exhausting. Right now, for example, my store offer email account has over 150 unread messages. Who has time to sift through 150 messages? Not me! That’s why I rely on sites like Groupon Coupons to do the work for me.

Coupon Groupon Coupons

What is Groupons Coupons?

I’ve been using Groupon Coupons for over a year. It’s a free online service that conveniently rounds up all the current coupons and offers at over 11,000 retailers. Coupon on clothing at Target? Groupon Coupons will have it. Special sale on sunglasses at J.Crew? Groupon Coupons will have the deets. Instead of scouring my 100s of emails everyday, I simply search the Groupon Coupons site before buying anything.

I’m traveling home next month, and I almost always book through Travelocity. Before booking my trip, I checked Groupon Coupons, and guess what? There was a valid coupon for an extra 15% off my fare. More money for me to spend in St. Kitts! I’m so excited.

All of our favorite retailers are included in the over 11,ooo stores covered by Groupon Coupons. From Gap to Saks Off 5th to Nordstrom Rack, you can use the site to check for offers before you purchase anything. And, remember, the service is always FREE.

This post is sponsored by Groupon Coupons. As always, all of the images and ideas are my own.

Honey’s Child Boutique Triumphs with Crazy Sexy Curves

Popular Honey’s Child Boutique owner and fashion stylist Letitia McPherson Young held her first solo fashion event last Sunday at the stunning ANEW Rooftop in Grand Center. The event, titled Crazy Sexy Curves, offered guests a creative and interactive fashion experience that went down without a hitch.

I caught up with Letitia before the event to get some insights into what motivates her work in this industry, and she had this to say:

 “I’ve worked really hard to ensure that plus size women are not shunned, but that they have a place in this industry. I see myself constantly raising the bar higher and higher. Honey’s Child has been around almost 6 years as every year we’ve gotten better and better!”

Crazy Sexy Curves aimed to offer a unique fashion experience to the St. Louis scene. Here’s what Letitia had to say about the approach she chose for the event:

“This event will definitely push the envelope of fashion shows in St Louis. We are ripping UP the runway and giving our guests an opportunity to be participants! Sometimes it’s hard to really see pieces when someone is swiftly strutting down the runway. But with our event you will experience fashion on a different level. Having the opportunity to see the details in hair, makeup and fashion is going to be groundbreaking for our area!”

Honey's Child Boutique

As an extra special treat, the event was hosted by Marie Denee aka The Curvy Fashionista, one of the most influential voices in the plus size fashion arena.

It was an honor to meet and hang out with Marie Denee, a special perk VIP guests enjoyed. Of course, I was especially curious to hear how Marie felt about being in St. Louis for an event like this one. Here’s what she had to say:

“It’s cool to be in St. Louis because I get to see a different pocket of the plus size fashion scene and how it’s grown over the years. I’m always excited to see how each city does things in its own way. That’s always refreshing because everyone brings their own spin to things. And, it’s so important to continue to have events, no matter how big or small, because they all matter.”

Crazy Sexy Curves achieved its goal. The live look books presented the latest looks in plus size swimwear, poolside glam, and resort wear. Models represented the range of Honey’s Child Boutique’s shoppers, and more importantly, they showed that it is possible to be sexy at any size. Crazy Sexy Curves was a not-to-be-missed experience of a high calibre I hadn’t seen in St. Louis until now. Browse the slideshows below for highlights from the event.

Honey’s Child Boutique Swimwear

Honey’s Child Boutique Resort Wear

Shop Honey’s Child Boutique online here.

Disclosure: I attended Crazy Sexy Curves as press. As always, all of the images and ideas are my own.

Tomboy-Cool Essentials to Wear this Summer

My approach to styling tends to be juxtaposing seemingly dissimilar styles. For example, I like mixing high-end items with bargain buys. I also like pairing unlike prints together. This summer, I’m especially fond of mixing menswear elements into my style. So, in today’s post, I rely on a few tomboy-cool essentials to jazz up my spring and summer style.

Tomboy-Cool Summer Style

Tunic (option) | Jeans (c/0) | Hat (under $10) | Flats (c/o) | Earrings (c/o)

Tomboy-Cool Essentials to Wear this Summer

1. A button-up tunic. There’s nothing as fresh and versatile as a breezy tunic in the summertime. This J.Crew Factory style (on sale) is a staple for me. I own it in chambray.

2. Fedora or Panama hat. See a few fabulous styles in The Best Bargain Straw Hats for Summer

3. Loafers. These leather loafers by Pic & Pay retail for under $50. They’re fly and extremely comfortable.

How to Keep Your Natural Hair and Style Protected at Night

I celebrated 20 years of rocking my natural hair this year. 2o years relaxer-free and loving it! To mark the milestone, I decided to do something that I’ve always wanted to do with my hair—I chopped it all off! Why? After wearing locs for 8 years, my tapered fro for several years, and my big fro for even more years, I wanted the easiest style I’ve ever had. And, y’all, my drop fade is that style I’ve been longing for. Today, I’m sharing how I’ve adjusted to maintaining this new do, from the simple routine to the trusted products I rely on to keep my hair looking fresh and fashionable.

How I Keep My Natural Hair and Style Protected at Night with a Slap

One of the benefits of a super short natural hair cut is that wash days went from hours to mere minutes. So, I wash my hair all the time. Since I’ve been working out at night, and I’m such a head sweater, I wash my hair in the evenings now. To cut down on the need to wash (or even just wet) my hair again the next morning, I wash and style my hair at night. But, what about bed head when I sleep? My go-t0 product for keeping my style locked in while I sleep—a Slap (Satin-Lined Cap) by Grace Eleyae—keeps bed head at bay.

Grace Eleyae Slap

When I was first introduced to the slap a year ago, I knew it would be a product I would love because it met several of my hair’s needs. Because of its satin lining and elastic band, a slap is the perfect sleep cap because it stays in place all night and hence keeps the hair moisturized while sleeping.

As if that wasn’t enough, slaps are quite fashionable and look good enough to style on the go as well. Remember when I traveled in a slap?

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With my new short cut, I simply need to fluff my hair with my fingers (or a pick) in the mornings when I remove my slap. And, my hair is ready for the day.

If you haven’t discovered the protective and style powers of a slap, what are you waiting for? Use this link to receive 10% off your first purchase.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.